By Allen Field
The Richmond Neighborhood Association did not have a regular monthly meeting in January but instead had a Board dinner. The next RNA meeting will be Monday, February 11 at Waverly Heights Congregational Church (basement), 3300 SE Woodward St., 7 – 9 pm. Meetings are held in the basement; enter from the east-side door. The RNA’s website is www.richmondpdx.org.
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Free ice-cream: Sunday, February 10, the RNA and Sunnyside Neighborhood Association will hold their annual movie fundraiser at McMenamins’ Bagdad Theater, SE Hawthorne Blvd and 37th Ave. Ben & Jerry’s is donating ice-cream for the event, which will be served in the lobby from 1 – 2 pm, while supply lasts. The movie title will be announced the week before on the Bagdad’s website as well as the RNA’s and SNA’s websites and the film will be rated G or PG. Tickets $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12. 1 pm doors, 2 pm movie.
RNA will use its share of funds raised for its annual free movie in Sewallcrest Park on August 17 and will be another Filmusik live-soundtrack production with the band Blue Cranes performing the music for the film “Planet of Dinosaurs.”
RNA received a grant from the Neighborhood Small Grant Program through Southeast Uplift for a Richmond Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Program. The program consists of workshops that will focus on different aspects of emergency preparedness. The workshops will consist of four topics; a home plan, the kit and what goes in it, getting your house prepared, and creating a neighborhood network. We are looking for volunteers to help with the preparation of these events. If interested, contact Callie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or come to the monthly RNA Sustainability Committee meetings on the last Wednesday of every month from 7-10 pm at Townshend’s Tea, 3531 SE Division St.